1. says

    all that “winter wonderland” crap is just cooked up to make us think we are having fun in what is really a miserable,depressing place to live.tromping around on snow shoes is something trappers did 100 years ago to eak out a living but somehow we have been sold on how much fun it is.

  2. Markita Lynda—threadrupt says

    It is wonderful. And cold. But it’s important to get out and tramp around a little, to keep our circadian rhythms properly sync’d to daylight.

    We have better clothes than ever for protecting us from the weather. Maybe people living in the South will have to get some and the people in the North will need parasols, as the jet stream will likely go on producing slower, more extreme weather variations.

  3. Lofty says

    Somewhere on the planet someplace is having a nice day which is the average of your blizzard and our Down Under heatwave. I would like to be there.

  4. JohnnieCanuck says

    Toronto, Dec 22, 2013. The image made a lot of online news outlets, credit: Reuters/Chris Helgren

    Only in Canada, eh?

    These are Japanese maples stealing the show from our native trees which sensibly had shed their leaves months earlier. Notice how the ‘icicles’ appear to be growing upward from the leaves. The weight has bent the branches through 180º.

  5. magistramarla says

    I suppose you could call it a nice day here in south Texas. It was 30 degrees last night, but it got up to 68 this afternoon. As for me, I prefer more consistent weather. I hate this ice storm one day and then 80 degrees two days later crap that we get here in Texas.
    Now, Monterey California, where we used to live and plan to retire – that’s consistent weather. I’m looking at the temps right now – Now – 57 Fri – 57 Sat- 57 Sun – 57.
    It rarely gets below 40 or above 65, year round. If it gets above 70, the locals complain that it’s a hot day.
    Those beautiful 70 degree days usually happened in the spring and the fall. During the summer, locals would laugh at the tourists wearing shorts and happily sell them sweatshirts.
    I love that place!

  6. Rey Fox says

    Those leaves look familiar. Is that picture from your back yard, PZ?

    Why would PZ’s backyard be familiar to you?